Xanthochroid – Land of Snow and Sorrow (Folk Version)
A perfect theme song for this subzero winter we’ve been having!
Band Genre: Cinematic/ Melodic Black Metal
Location: U.S. California
Lyrical Themes: Self Created Lore
The song above is a folk tribute to a Wintersun song. You can read the song lyrics here.
I am excited to discover a new band I like that begins with the letter ‘x’ so I can own my friends at Metal Scattergories (ever notice how the only metal bands that start with the letter ‘x’ are usually black metal?) But I digress. Xanthochroid is highly influenced by Wintersun, Opeth, Moonorrow, Emperor and many black metal bands.
As mentioned above, the lyrics of the band’s songs are about a fantasy story created by the band itself. I find that more and more bands are starting to use music to convey a story of their own creation. You can read more about their story idea on their facebook or in their lyrics.
According to facebook, their interests are: “hiking, camping, hunting and anal” – a very down to earth crew of folk as you can tell. Just don’t go mountain climbing around these guys with your pants off, because you never know what will happen…
So enjoy some gentle, haunting and at times bombastic music from Xanthochroid!
January 15, 2014 | Categories: Black Metal, Folk Metal/Folk Music, Music | Tags: black, california, cinematic, Land of Snow and Sorrow, metal, Xanthochroid | 9 Comments